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Dean Anderson Featured as Guest Speaker on “Dentally
Speaking” Radio Talk Show
College of Dentistry Dean Carole Anderson was the featured guest
speaker this past Sunday (March 29th) on a radio talk show called
“Dentally Speaking,” hosted by Columbus-based dentist
Dr. Brian Kvitko.
Speaking” program was broadcast on
Fox Sports radio station
AM 1230 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., and it showcased many of the College’s new programs and upcoming events.
Topics included new “podcast” lectures for dental students; the
mobile clinic outreach program; the
Assembly events beginning April 29th; and the Division of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery’s free oral cancer screening exams offered on May
Distributed by Fox Sports radio, the program was broadcast via
Clear Channel on
selected stations throughout the U.S. "Dentally Speaking" interviews are also available by podcast.
Click here to listen to the radio interview with Dean
Post College Assembly 2009 is Open for Registration
The 2009 Post College Assembly (April 29 – May 2) continues a
tradition of educational excellence by offering more than 50 continuing
education (CE) sessions on an array of topics for today’s dental
practitioner. Participants can earn up to eight continuing education units
each day -- in one location and for one low price!
This year’s Post College Assembly (PCA) will showcase the College of
Dentistry’s faculty experts as they partner with renowned speakers for
CE presentations on a variety of subjects that include lasers,
periodontics, biomodifiers, pediatric dentistry, bisphosphonates,
orthodontics, esthetics, anesthetics and more.
Other PCA events will include alumni celebrations with the class of
1959 Golden Buckeye Reunion, the dean’s reception, as well as the Dental
Alumni and the Dental Hygiene Alumni luncheons.
All PCA events will be held on campus at OSU’s Blackwell Hotel.
(Attendees who mention their Post College Assembly participation will
receive a special rate for hotel reservations.)
Online registration for CE courses and alumni events is open now at
www.dent.osu.edu/ce, or call
(614) 292-9790 to register by phone or to request a hard-copy
Come and join us for Post College Assembly’s great continuing education
courses, alumni events, and a celebration of the College of Dentistry’s
College Presents 5th Annual Clinical Excellence Day
The College of Dentistry will present its 5th annual Clinical
Excellence Day on Wednesday, April 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in
room 1183 and in the clinics on
the 2nd floor of Postle Hall.
Clinical Excellence Day gives fourth-year dental
students an opportunity to showcase their clinical skills by presenting
informative posters and patient case work. Students will compete in
several categories that include case presentations in esthetics,
removable prosthodontics, complex restorative procedures, fixed
prosthodontics, orthodontics, operative dentistry, periodontics,
implants, and several mixed discipline cases.
This year's guest speaker, Dr.
Steven L. Rasner, practices cosmetic dentistry in Bridgeton, New
Jersey, where he was voted 2007 "best dentist" by South Jersey Magazine.
Rasner's presentation is titled, “Success in 2009: The Relevance of
Clinical Excellence, Motivation, and Balance.”
Free Oral Cancer Exams Offered -- May 1st
As part of Oral, Head and Neck
Cancer Awareness Week,
FREE oral cancer exams will be given by the College of Dentistry’s oral
surgery and oral pathology faculty and residents from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on Friday, May 1, 2009.
These free exams will be given in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinic on the 2nd floor of Postle Hall at 305 W. 12th Ave.
No appointments are necessary, and no fees will be charged.
For directions and parking information, visit
www.dent.osu.edu and click
on the “directions” link. To find out more about the exams, call
614-247-6689 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
H.O.M.E. Coach Drives Dental Efforts in Licking County
One of the College’s premier outreach programs, the mobile dental
clinic or “H.O.M.E. Coach" recently began a new initiative with the
Licking County Health Department (LCDH). Since it was launched in 2005,
the Health Outreach Mobile Experience (H.O.M.E.) Coach clinic has traveled to
more than 74 Columbus-area elementary schools, providing approximately
20,000 dental procedures for underserved children in Franklin County.
Working in collaboration with the LCDH, the mobile dental clinic will
visit schools and provide dental services in the Newark (Ohio) area. College of Dentistry professor and director
of the H.O.M.E. Coach program Canise Bean said of this new initiative,
“I saw this effort in Newark as an opportunity
to have a positive impact in another community outside Franklin County —
and to hopefully make a difference.”
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Dentistry Faculty Members Serve as
Leaders at 2009 ADEA Conference
The 2009 American Dental Education Association (ADEA) conference was
held March 14-18 in Phoenix, Arizona, drawing attendees from throughout
the U.S. A number of dentistry faculty members attended the conference,
serving in various leadership roles and contributing their
expertise in the effort to improve dental
Dr. Robert Rashid, a professor in the Division of Restorative and
Prosthetic Dentistry, is a member
of ADEA’s Annual Session Planning Committee and its
Council of Faculties. At the recent conference in
Phoenix, he was
elected as the Secretary of the Dental Informatics
Section. Associate Dean Cheryl Devore is the chair elect
for the Section on Academic Affairs, and she serves as
the Chair of the Legal Special Interest Groups. Adjunct
Associate Professor Douglas Gould is the Chair of the
Section on Anatomical Sciences, and he is the Chair of the
Basic Science Caucus.
ADEA conference feedback can
be sent to:
Dr. John Kalmar Serves as ADA/CDC
Expert Panelist on Oral Cancer
Dr. John R. Kalmar is a Clinical Professor in the Division of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery and Pathology, and he also serves
as the Director of the Graduate Program in Oral and
A Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and
Maxillofacial Pathology, Kalmar also serves on the
Research and Scientific Affairs Committee for the
American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology,
and he holds a position on the editorial Board of Oral
Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology
On April 13th, Kalmar will serve as an expert
panelist for an oral cancer screening workshop sponsored
by the American Dental Association (ADA)
and the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC). The
workshop's expert panelists will analyze relevant data
examine the efficacy of an array of current oral cancer-related
screening and treatment methods.
Orthodontics Professor Vig Receives
the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award
Division of Orthodontics Professor Emeritus
chosen as the 2009 recipient of the prestigious
H. Ketcham Memorial Award,
which is presented annually by the American Board of
Orthodontics in honor of “an individual who, in the
judgment of the award committee, has made a notable
contribution to the science and art of orthodontics.”
Professor Vig received her dental degree from the Dundee
Dental School at the University of St. Andrews in
Scotland. Her orthodontic training was at Eastman Dental
Hospital in London, where she served on the faculty for
ten years. She joined the College of Dentistry in 1994,
serving as chair of the Division of Orthodontics.
Vig is a Diplomate of the American Board of
Orthodontics, and a past President of the IADR
Craniofacial Biology Group and the American Cleft Palate
Association. She currently serves on the American
Association of Orthodontists’ Council on Orthodontic
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DSAC Announces Rho Sigma Staff Award
The Dental Staff Advisory Council (DSAC) recently
announced the first recipients of the College of
Dentistry’s Rho Sigma staff award. Emily Lyles
(Assistant to the Dean) and James Rodriguez (Division of
Orthodontics Dental Technician) were honored with this
award that recognizes their professionalism and their
“pleasant demeanor that has a positive effect on the
College.” Lyles and Rodriguez each received
certificates of recognition, and they were invited
guests at a DSAC breakfast celebration held in their
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Dentistry Student Dan Claman Profiled
in 2009 ADEA Guide to Dental Schools
student and American Dental Education Association (ADEA)
student representative Dan Claman has been profiled in
ADEA 2009 Official Guide to Dental Schools, which
offers the most comprehensive and authoritative
information on dental schools in North America.
Distributed to approximately 11,000 recipients
nationwide, the ADEA Official Guide includes individual
student profiles that showcase current dentistry students’
professional program experiences and future career goals.
DDS Student Daniel Klauer Elected as President of
Daniel Klauer, a third-year dentistry student and
former Vice President of the
(IPC), has been elected as the new President of the
IPC, which is the official student government
organization for Ohio State’s six professional colleges
that include dentistry, law, medicine, optometry,
pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.
The IPC serves the Ohio State student body, along with
the Council of Graduate Students and the Undergraduate
Student Government. It also provides representation for
students in the professional colleges by presenting
student-related issues to the University’s senior
administration, and it offers services that range from
professional development in research, service, and
externships, as well as hosting academic forums and
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Register Online for Post College Assembly Alumni
The College of Dentistry’s annual Post College Assembly (PCA)
has reunited OSU’s dental alumni since 1939, and that tradition
continues as dentistry’s alumni and friends gather for this year’s
annual Dean’s Reception, and the Dental Alumni and Dental Hygiene Alumni
luncheons. Members of the class of 1959 will also celebrate their Golden
Buckeye (50th) reunion with a special reception.
Online registration is open now at:
www.dent.osu.edu/ce. For more
information about this year’s PCA alumni events, call Kate Charlesworth-Miller
at 614-366-4990 or e-mail
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Faculty Researcher Investigates
Stress, the Immune Response, and Periodontal Disease
Dr. Michael Bailey is an assistant professor in the
College of Dentistry’s Division of Oral Biology, and he
is a member of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine
Research, as well as being an adjunct assistant
professor in the College of Medicine’s Department of
Molecular Virology, Immunology, and Medical Genetics.
As a faculty researcher,
Dr. Bailey, with the help of
assistant professor of periodontology
Leblebicioglu, received funding in 2006 from a Seed
Grant Program sponsored by the College’s Office of
Research, which provided support for a project that
investigates the role of stress in periodontal (gum)
disease. Bailey’s and Leblebicioglu’s research focus was
a type of bacteria called Porphyromonas gingivalis,
which is commonly found in the gums of patients who are
treated for periodontal disease.
Bailey has also received a National Institutes of
Health (NIH) grant to conduct similar research on the
immune response as it relates to Escherichia coli
bacterial infections, with the goal of understanding how
short-term stress can increase the immune response and
improve the body’s ability to kill this type of
Dr. Al Reader Wins AAE Award -- and Finds New Pain
Dentistry professor and Director of the Advanced Endodontic
Program Al Reader has spent decades on research in pain prevention
and pain management. In May of this year, he will receive the
American Association of Endodontics’ Louis I. Grossman Award,
which recognizes authors whose research publications have made an
“extraordinary” contribution to the field of endodontics.
“I’ve spent most of my professional career working with other
researchers in dentistry to find ways of preventing pain during
these procedures,” Reader says. “There are several of us who’ve done
clinical research that shows new ways of managing pain, but these
advances are still a best kept secret for most dental
Reader's many publications on pain prevention and pain management
include a recent article in the American Association of Endodontics
(AAE) publication titled, “Taking the Pain out of Restorative
Dentistry and Endodontics: Current Thoughts and Treatment Options to
Help Patients Achieve Profound Anesthesia.” Serving two important
purposes for the dental practitioner, the article lists 13 common
misconceptions related to local anesthesia, and it includes proven
methods of achieving profound pulpal anesthesia (numbness) that
ensure pain-free procedures for dental and endodontic patients.
Office of Research Presents Distinguished Lecture –
The College of Dentistry’s Distinguished Lecture Series presents
David T. Wong,
D.M.D., D.M.Sc., a leading researcher in oral cancer and saliva
diagnostics. Dr. Wong is the Associate Dean of Research
and the Director of the Dental Research Institute at the UCLA
School of Dentistry. His lecture, “Salivary Diagnostics,” will be
presented on April 23rd from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 1187
of Postle Hall. Contact:
email@example.com for more information.
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April 7: Lunch discussion and video
presentation on 10 Ways to Improve Blended Learning
Course Design: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in room 1188.
April 13: DDS Idol contestant entry forms due.
April 23: Distinguished lecture series
presents Dr. David Wong’s presentation titled, “Salivary
Diagnostics.” 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 1187.
April 29: Clinical Excellence Day: guest lecture
room 1183; student competition held in clinics on 2nd
May 1: FREE Oral Cancer Screenings from 9:00
a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Clinic on the 2nd floor. Contact:
Continuing Dental Education
FREE Online CE (2 CEUs)
Case Study—Oral Health Risk Assessment: an Online Interactive Case Study
that focuses on advancing practice skills in risk assessment.
Symposium on Self Ligation: Topics include the pros and cons of a new
array of self-ligating appliances, understanding clinical manipulations
of various brackets and systems, including unique biomechanics, and a
comparison of the mechanics involved in a passive/active system from
leveling to finishing.
April 29 – May 2:
Post College Assembly: Events include an array of continuing
education courses and alumni reunion events. Contact:
Young.firstname.lastname@example.org (for CE course
Charlesworthemail@example.com (for alumni event details).
Osseointegration Lecture Series 6, Optimizing Esthetic Results:
Topics include identifying options for the replacement of a single
tooth, predictably and esthetically; understanding the benefits and
procedures for solid abutments; and recognizing the role of implant
design and surface topography in maintaining bone and soft tissue.
May 29 – 31:
AGD Mastership Program: Presented at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron,
Ohio; courses include prosthetic treatment planning and advanced
technologies for dental implants.